Worcester County High Asset Divorce Lawyers
Divorce proceedings are often difficult, both legally and personally. They can be especially challenging when high-net worth couples face a legal minefield due to their combined wealth. Experienced Worcester County high asset divorce lawyers, ones with a deep familiarity in cases like these, can make a big difference negotiating a fair property division settlement.
Founded in 2010, Murphy & Rudolf, LLP brings together attorneys with over 70 years of combined experience and backs them up with a talented and dedicated staff.
Call our office today at (508) 570-3037 or reach out here online to set up a free consultation.
Common Issues in High Asset Divorces
Every couple's property division journey is unique, especially when large financial holdings are in the mix. From stocks and real estate to questions of fair market value and business assets, these complex issues raise intriguing considerations that must be taken into account for an equitable agreement. Examples include the following…
Valuation of Marital Assets: This includes investments, retirement accounts, real estate, and other financial holdings. It is important to accurately assess the value of these assets in order to ensure an equitable division of property.
Taxation Issues: It is important for both parties to understand how taxes will affect their individual settlements and how they can minimize their tax burden going forward.
Alimony: The premise of alimony is that both spouses are entitled to live in the manner they have become accustomed to—or, at the very least, any loss in standard of living should be shared equally. Couples whose accumulated wealth is extensive, will have a higher standard of living that needs to be met and both spouses must be treated fairly, regardless of what level of income they may be earning individually.
Child Support: A child support plan will presume that children are to share in the lifestyle of their parents. That might mean the support obligations of a wealthy parent who does not have custody may be considerably higher than someone of more modest means.
Our Worcester County high asset divorce attorneys serve clients throughout Middlesex and Hampden counties as well.
Reach out by calling the office at (508) 570-3037 or through filling out our online contact form.
Negotiating a High Asset Divorce Settlement
Massachusetts law on property division requires that both couples be treated equitably. This doesn’t mean a settlement has to be 50/50 down the middle. But it must be an agreement that a reasonable person would consider fair given the circumstances. In cases like these, that circumstance is wealth and a lifestyle that is significantly above the societal mean.
That also means that details matter. The quality of legal footwork done by a Worcester County high asset divorce lawyer matters. The ability of that attorney to engage in the back-and-forth of negotiation matters. While most divorce cases are settled in negotiation, it also matters if an attorney is willing to go to court if that’s what it takes to secure a fair settlement for their client. And it certainly doesn’t hurt when that attorney has a track record of success to back them up. Even if a case never reaches the litigation phase, a lawyer’s willingness to go to trial can be an important dynamic in how the negotiations play out.
The Legal Team You Need
Our lawyers are confident when they negotiate and when they litigate. The track record is a big part of that, but so is the fact that they are backed up by an excellent legal staff. When an attorney knows that important details are being investigated and uncovered, they go into a negotiation armed with knowledge and the ability to shape the bargaining process. That’s why every client who comes to Murphy & Rudolf, LLP gets the benefit of our complete, team-oriented legal approach.
Call our office today at (508) 570-3037 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
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